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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

    Memorial service for George Floyd

    Memorial service for George Floyd

    Mourners heard that a 'pandemic of racism' had caused the African-American's death. Also: Iran's second coronavirus spike, and why the French are turning wine into sanitiser.

    • 31 min
    Hong Kong: Thousands defy ban to attend Tiananmen vigil

    Hong Kong: Thousands defy ban to attend Tiananmen vigil

    Officers erected barricades around the city's Victoria Park, but protesters knocked them down and held candlelit gatherings.In Libya, the government regains full control of Tripoli from General Haftar. The US city of Minneapolis prepares to hold a memorial service for George Floyd.

    • 29 min
    George Floyd death: New charges for all four sacked officers

    George Floyd death: New charges for all four sacked officers

    The charge against Derek Chauvin has been elevated to second-degree murder, while three of his colleagues now face abetting charges. The family of Mr Floyd called the move a significant step on the road to justice. Also, scientists say identifying and stopping so-called 'superspreaders' will be key to tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 28 min
    Hong Kong: China accuses UK of ‘gross interference’

    Hong Kong: China accuses UK of ‘gross interference’

    Beijing hits out after Britain criticises plans to impose new security law in Hong Kong. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman says the UK should give up what he called ‘its colonial state of mind.’ Also, further protests held across US but violence falls, and Cyclone Nisarga makes landfall near Mumbai.

    • 26 min
    Thousands march through George Floyd's hometown

    Thousands march through George Floyd's hometown

    His family members were among the tens of thousands of people protesting in Houston, Texas. The continued violence in the US has prompted international concern. Also, scientists say the blood of someone with coronavirus could provide clues as to how ill they are likely to become.

    • 27 min
    US: Protests continue after Trump's threat to deploy army

    US: Protests continue after Trump's threat to deploy army

    President Trump has been criticised for threatening to use military force to end the unrest. TV, radio and music industries mark 'Blackout Tuesday'. Germany divided as states lift coronavirus lockdown.

    • 23 min

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